Availability and functionality of the Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Internet Explorer History

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INTRODUCTION

This article discusses the Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Internet Explorer History.

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The Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Internet Explorer History add-in indexes the history of the Web pages that you visit in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Specifically, this add-in creates, maintains, and indexes cached pages that correspond to the Web pages that you visit. This functionality lets you search the contents of these Web pages.

Additionally, if you visit the same Web page on two different dates, two versions of this page will appear in the cache and in the index. Therefore, you can search the contents of this Web page as it existed on the two different dates.

This indexing process occurs when one of the following conditions is true:
  • The computer is idle.
  • In Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003, you right-click the Windows Desktop Search icon in the notification area, and then you click Index Now.
After the index is updated, you can immediately search the contents of your Internet Explorer history.

Prerequisites

To install the Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Internet Explorer History, the computer must have one of the following installations:
  • Windows Server 2003 or a later version of Windows Server
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later version of Windows XP
  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) or a later version of Windows 2000
  • The release version of Windows Vista or a later version of Windows Vista
Additionally, the computer must have the following programs installed:
  • Windows Desktop Search 02.06.xxxx, Windows Desktop Search 03.00.xxxx, or Windows Search 04.00.6001.xxxx
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP2 or a later version of Internet Explorer
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Windows Desktop Search Internet Explorer History Protocol Handler add-in package now. Release Date: October 12, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

For more information about Windows Desktop Search, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/desktopsearch/default.mspx

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Article ID: 918998 - Last Review: July 1, 2008 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Desktop Search
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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